Wrestling World Reacts To The Passing Of The Iron Sheik – As noted earlier, Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, better known as WWF World Heavyweight Champion The Iron Sheik, has passed away at the age of 81.
The Iron Sheik was a former WWF Champion, and he was widely viewed as one of the most remarkable characters in wrestling history. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Famers.
Over the past day, the wrestling world has paid tribute to The Iron Sheik and his legacy.
WrestlingAttitude sends condolences to his friends and family.
The legend. An all-time great performer and WWE Hall of Famer who brought his character to life and transcended our business.— Triple H (@TripleH) June 7, 2023
My condolences to The Iron Sheik’s family, friends and fans.
My Dear Friend Khosrow Vaziri!!! We Started Wrestling Together In 1972. Seems Like So Long Ago! We Crossed Paths So Many Times Over The Years & You Were Always So Entertaining. The Greatest Line You Ever Said To Me In 1972: “If I Had Your Hair, I Would Be With Elizabeth Taylor!”… pic.twitter.com/MG4PO69wP1— Ric Flair (@RicFlairNatrBoy) June 7, 2023
inna lillahi wa inallah-e-raji’oon— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) June 7, 2023
all love, Sheiky Baby. pic.twitter.com/La9hvIjCUO
Iron Sheik had a huge influence in my career. Back in FCW ( WWE DEVELOPMENTAL SYSTEM )DAYS I had no idea about speaking on the microphone. then i went and studied his ability and that’s where things started to turn. Legit wrestler, pro wrestler and amazing entertainer. RIP— Miro (@ToBeMiro) June 7, 2023
REMEMBERING THE IRON SHEIK— Mick Foley (@foleyispod) June 7, 2023
The wrestling world lost a true legend today, with the passing of Khosrow Vaziri, better known to fans across the globe as The Iron Sheik. Although I never got to know The Sheik well, I was fortunate to have been on hand for two of his most iconic… pic.twitter.com/mVMqTaeXtE
RIP to my old friend The Iron Sheik.— JakeSnakeDDT (@JakeSnakeDDT) June 7, 2023
A true icon and someone who left a mark on wrestling that can never be erased. Another great one gone. pic.twitter.com/SfTziHjwkR
I remember working small shows throughout the north east in the very late 80’s/ early 90s… Trying to learn my way Sheik was one of the very few veterans that always helped the young guys. Condolences to his family & friends. #Legend pic.twitter.com/etB316V1gb— taz (@OfficialTAZ) June 7, 2023
What a legend. Condolences to his friends and family. Any time I get to see or use Persian Meels for a workout, I think of the Iron Sheik. He was a great performer! Wrestlers should continue to study his body of work. https://t.co/2Quks4BVPK— Drew Gulak (@DrewGulak) June 7, 2023
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of @the_ironsheik. He is one of the very best to ever to do it. God speed.— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) June 7, 2023
WWE is saddened to learn that Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, known the world over as WWE Hall of Famer The Iron Sheik, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, at age 81.— WWE (@WWE) June 7, 2023
WWE extends its condolences to The Iron Sheik’s family, friends and fans.https://t.co/FGE0yKeuWA pic.twitter.com/yVLpLObxFA